The Jitterbug caused scandals, it was called dirty dancing, students caught dancing the Jitterbug were likely to be banned from school .. serious stuff.
Did you smile? Interesting that when this dance came along and was very popular, it was suffered terrible put downs. It was in its hay day well before I was out dancing, but in my mid teens we did versions of this dance, and I loved it. I remember such moves, when you had a dance partner that was capable of really “letting go” we “went all out”.. In my day it was jiving, swing dancing, I think they did the hand jive in Grease. We would go dancing every night if we could. Of course we often had dance floors in the restaurants (hang outs) and either live music or a rocking juke box.
I’ve provided a how to at the bottom of this blog for those of you interested in trying out some of the moves =^_^= (Jeff & Amanda Miller)
Remember when long hair on men hit the “scene” .. – wow.. scandal.. tongues wagged, heads shook in disbelief.
The music had changed by then too. One scandal that caused major problems when they made their debut Jeans and while not considered major problems now, they can be seen at times as being inappropriate…
All this to say, that when we come across something unfamiliar, we often take a “negative” view, “just because”… we don’t allow ourselves time to take in the “new” concept, item, experience. If we reflect on the above examples I’ve used, today a lot of what was a scandal is common, everyday stuff. If you think about past events,experiences in your life, whether a few years, a decade, whatever, you will likely discover that you did take steps out side the box on more than one occasion.
Changes are what makes life interesting. Scandal comes in many forms, often it is a personal perspective that influences your reaction. =^_^= to a new idea, or a different version of something you already know. As we work towards self-improvement, experiment with thinking “outside the box”.
Stay a float as long as you can!
Namaste – Oyashikiri